Cancer Care

Find information and inspiration here. Many people will face some type of cancer during their lifetime. And today, more of them than ever before are becoming survivors. Learn about the latest cancer treatments, technologies, research advancements and supportive care.

Patient Story

‘She’s overcome so much’

After pregnancy loss, ovarian cancer and the birth of her “miracle babies,” Heather David hopes for normalcy.

Asparagus, it’s your time to shine

How to make the most of spring’s healthiest stalks.

Smiles on skates

As the end of his cancer treatment nears, a 7-year-old boy is treated to a surprise unveiling of a backyard ice rink.

Patient Story

‘More of who I am’

In the midst of cancer treatments, debilitating pain and a new diagnosis, Megan Brightbill finds hope through music therapy.

Patient Story

In the footsteps of caregivers

At 13, Sarah Conway lost her leg to cancer. Now a student in college, she's chosen a career in medicine.

A whole lot of goodness

Natural, plant-based foods can lower your intake of sugar, salt and unhealthy fats—and ultimately strengthen your fight against chronic disease.

Top stories of 2021

Find inspiration in these stories of hope and resilience.

Patient Story

Ezra’s new start

Preschooler's parents hold onto hope as their sunny child continues to win the battle against a rare brain tumor.

The power of the humble potato

Often scorned, the lowly spud is actually a nutrition powerhouse.

Patient Story

‘We’re the colonoscopy couple’

Zeeland husband and wife double down on cancer prevention.

New rules for colonoscopy

With cancer rates rising among younger people, experts urge screening to start at age 45.

Patient Story

‘The real Spider-Man’

The superhero rappelled down the side of the 11-story Helen DeVos Children's Hospital as children watched in awe.